Player Bio

Akiem Hicks
DE #96
Height:
6-5
Weight:
332
Age:
28
College:
Regina (Canada)
Experience:
6

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
36
SCK
7.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 230 139 91 23.5 0 3 0 0 -- 0 0 3 4
2017 CHI 10 10 36 28 8 7.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 2
2016 CHI 16 16 54 36 18 7.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2015 NE 13 0 21 9 12 3.0 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
2015 NO 3 3 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2014 NO 15 14 41 27 14 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 NO 16 16 56 29 27 4.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2012 NO 14 0 20 10 10 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 ATL L 17-23 3 3 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 @TB L 7-29 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 PIT W 23-17 4 2 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1
4 @GB L 14-35 2 0 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 MIN L 17-20 4 4 0 2.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @BAL W 27-24 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 CAR W 17-3 5 4 1 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
8 @NO L 12-20 2 2 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 GB L 16-23 7 6 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
11 DET L 24-27 3 2 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 1

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Biography

PRO CAREER: Entering his second season with the Bears, starting 49-of-77 contests with 211 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 27 TFLs, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in five seasons with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016) … his 119 tackles with New Orleans ranked 2nd among the defensive linemen on the Saints from 2012-15 … led the Saints defensive line in tackles in 2013 (56) and was 2nd in 2014 (41) … ranked 4th on the Saints in sacks from 2012-15 (6.5) … was traded to the Patriots after the Saints first three games in 2015 … 3 sacks with New England in 2015 ranked tied for 3rd along the Patriots defensive front ... 7 sacks with the Bears in 2016 ranked second on the team.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016- Defensive Player of the Week (12/4)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints … signed with New Orleans (6/28/12) … traded to the New England Patriot (10/1/15) … signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games at DE ... set a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2) ... also recorded 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble ... one of three Bears players to record at least seven sacks ... only defensive player to start every game ... recorded 2 multi-sack games (10/31 vs. MIN & 12/4 vs. SF). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints … posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … all 3 starts came with New Orleans where he collected 2 assisted tackles … in 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd among the Patriots defensive linemen ... saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL. 2014: Started 14-of-15 games for the Saints, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs … 41 tackles ranked 2nd on the Saints defensive linemen … was placed on IR prior the season finale. 2013: Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career with New Orleans … posted career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8) … 56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front … started both of the Saints postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks. 2012: Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie … collected 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble.

COLLEGE: Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina, recording 76 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 13 TFLs … as a senior, recorded 42 tackles, 8 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups en route to earning All-Canadian InterUniversity Sport honors … named an All-Canada West All-Star as a junior, starting all 8 games and recording 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup … attended LSU in 2009 but did not play … at Sacramento City College from 2007-08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted 65 tackles in 17 games.

PERSONAL: Attended Del Campo (Fair Oaks, Ca.) High School where he played on the offensive and defensive lines … earned All-Sac Joaquin section and All-Capital Football League honors as a senior and junior … as a senior, registered 52 tackles with 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery… As a junior, recorded 48 tackles and 4 sacks.
PRO CAREER: Entering his second season with the Bears, starting 49-of-77 contests with 211 tackles, 16.5 sacks, 27 TFLs, 4 pass breakups, 3 forced fumbles and 2 fumble recoveries in five seasons with the Saints (2012-15), Patriots (2015) and Bears (2016) … his 119 tackles with New Orleans ranked 2nd among the defensive linemen on the Saints from 2012-15 … led the Saints defensive line in tackles in 2013 (56) and was 2nd in 2014 (41) … ranked 4th on the Saints in sacks from 2012-15 (6.5) … was traded to the Patriots after the Saints first three games in 2015 … 3 sacks with New England in 2015 ranked tied for 3rd along the Patriots defensive front ... 7 sacks with the Bears in 2016 ranked second on the team.

HONORS AND AWARDS: 2016- Defensive Player of the Week (12/4)

CAREER TRANSACTIONS: Drafted in the 3rd round (89th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints … signed with New Orleans (6/28/12) … traded to the New England Patriot (10/1/15) … signed with the Chicago Bears (3/13/16). SIGNED through 2017.

2016 SEASON: Started all 16 games at DE ... set a career-high in tackles (71), sacks (7), pass breakups (3) and forced fumbles (2) ... also recorded 5 TFLs and recovered 1 fumble ... one of three Bears players to record at least seven sacks ... only defensive player to start every game ... recorded 2 multi-sack games (10/31 vs. MIN & 12/4 vs. SF). GAMES PLAYED-STARTED: 16-16

PREVIOUS SEASONS: 2015: Appeared in 16 games with 3 starts with the Patriots and Saints … posted 23 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … all 3 starts came with New Orleans where he collected 2 assisted tackles … in 13 games with New England, notched 21 tackles, 3 sacks, 5 TFLs and 1 FR … 3 sacks ranked tied for 3rd among the Patriots defensive linemen ... saw action in 2 playoff games, posting 3 tackles and 1 TFL. 2014: Started 14-of-15 games for the Saints, posting 41 tackles, 2 sacks and 7 TFLs … 41 tackles ranked 2nd on the Saints defensive linemen … was placed on IR prior the season finale. 2013: Started 16-of-16 games for the first time in his career with New Orleans … posted career-highs in tackles (56), sacks (4.5) and TFLs (8) … 56 tackles were the most among the Saints defensive front … started both of the Saints postseason contests, notching 7 tackles and 0.5 sacks. 2012: Appeared in 14 games with the Saints as a rookie … collected 20 tackles, 1 pass breakup, 2 TFLs and 1 forced fumble.

COLLEGE: Started all 16 games from 2010-11 at Regina, recording 76 tackles, 8 sacks, 4 forced fumbles and 13 TFLs … as a senior, recorded 42 tackles, 8 TFLs, 6.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 3 pass breakups en route to earning All-Canadian InterUniversity Sport honors … named an All-Canada West All-Star as a junior, starting all 8 games and recording 34 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 TFLs, 2 forced fumbles and 1 pass breakup … attended LSU in 2009 but did not play … at Sacramento City College from 2007-08, where he was an All-American as a sophomore, posted 65 tackles in 17 games.

PERSONAL: Attended Del Campo (Fair Oaks, Ca.) High School where he played on the offensive and defensive lines … earned All-Sac Joaquin section and All-Capital Football League honors as a senior and junior … as a senior, registered 52 tackles with 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble and fumble recovery… As a junior, recorded 48 tackles and 4 sacks.
 

Recent Articles

  • Hicks inks four-year extension through 2021

    Posted Sep 9, 2017

    On the eve of their season opener against the Falcons, the Bears on Saturday signed defensive end Akiem Hicks to a four-year contract extension through 2021.

  • Hicks in perfect situation with Bears

    Posted Aug 24, 2017

    Finally in a perfect situation with the Bears, veteran defensive end Akiem Hicks will look to build on a breakout season and help to instill a nasty attitude on defense.

  • Hicks leads promising group of linemen

    Posted Jul 18, 2017

    The Bears defensive line that arrives in Bourbonnais next week will be led by veteran Akiem Hicks, who had a breakout first season with the team last year.

  • Hicks to help fund college scholarships

    Posted May 10, 2017

    Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks recently announced that he will provide three low-income, academically-driven Chicago Public School seniors with fully-paid four-year college scholarships.

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